FIRE & DUST MEETS: HOLLY WATSON

FIRE & DUST MEETS: HOLLY WATSON

FIRE & DUST MEETS: HOLLY WATSON We don’t want to pigeonhole you, so – in your own words, can you tell our readers what you do and what you’re about. I write a blog called The Coventry Conch about growing up on the outskirts of the city in the 90s and early 00s....

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS PETER RAYNARD

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS PETER RAYNARD

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS PETER RAYNARD   PRECARIOUS BY PETER RAYNARD Smokestack Books ISBN 978-0-9957675-9-1 £7.99/95 pages   “Young Timmy knows how to enjoy himself, he cleans double breasted windows, or checks under the sink for some scantily clad...

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS NYANDA FODAY

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS NYANDA FODAY

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS NYANDA FODAY   “[…] I could tell you how it feels to hear laughter from downstairs and suddenly the door is locked from the outside as well. I could tell you how I wash my face to hide that I was crying I could tell you that it...

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REVIEW: DEBORAH ALMA’S ‘DIRTY LAUNDRY’

REVIEW: DEBORAH ALMA’S ‘DIRTY LAUNDRY’

REVIEW: DEBORAH ALMA’S ‘DIRTY LAUNDRY’   DIRTY LAUNDRY BY DEBORAH ALMA Nine Arches Press ISBN: 978-1911027416 £9.99/80 pages   Reviewed by: Stella Backhouse For me, the turning point of Deborah Alma’s debut collection Dirty Laundry comes near the end. Until...

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REVIEW: ANDREA MBARUSHIMANA’S ‘THE AFRICA IN MY HOUSE’

REVIEW: ANDREA MBARUSHIMANA’S ‘THE AFRICA IN MY HOUSE’

THE AFRICA IN MY HOUSE BY ANDREA MBARUSHIMANA Silhouette Press ISBN: 978-0993431524 £6.00/53 pages   Reviewed by: Stella Backhouse A few lines into ‘Hyena’, the opening narrative of Andrea Mbarushimana’s short prose and poetry collection The Africa in my House,...

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Three Benefits of Pre-ordering The Rituals Issue

Three Benefits of Pre-ordering The Rituals Issue

Three Benefits of Pre-ordering The Rituals Issue Start your new year with some quality literature. The Rituals Issue explores routines, rules for everyday life, traditions across the world, ghosts, monsters, witchcraft and cults. The magazine is filled with fiction,...

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RITUALS FICTION: ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ BY JOSEPHINE ALLEN

RITUALS FICTION: ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ BY JOSEPHINE ALLEN

Food for ThoughtJosephine Allen She looked at the four deep gashes. All it needed was a diagonal slice across and it would make a four-bar gate of a tally. It made her wonder who first began to count that way. Normally Google would answer that question...

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RITUALS POETRY: ‘ALL SOULS’ BY RACHEL BURNS

RITUALS POETRY: ‘ALL SOULS’ BY RACHEL BURNS

All SoulsRachel Burns Collecting leaves for the compost heap, and flat-capped mushrooms on your knees in the wet grass. Stripping elderberries from branches at the roadside to make red ruby wine that will bubble in tall plastic vats in the airing cupboard....

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